Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Looking for Mice

Well he could be, of the techy variety - terrible jokey title I know!  This adorable image is from DigiStamps4Joy and is called Keyboard Kitten.  DigiStamps4Joy are sponsoring us at Outlawz Sketch this month.
This images has been coloured with Copics.  Around the kitten are a few orange enamel dots.  The image has been framed with black and orange card.

Here's our sketch for this week


I've used some black card and design papers from Glitz and Prima Marketing.  The sentiment is one form CC Designs and is cut using one of their dies.

To finish off I've added some metallic beads which I've had in my stash for ages which I got in Hobby Craft and a daffodil and rose buds from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Cat Lovers Challenge - Challenge 29
Pearly Sparkles - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Include an Animal
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Too Cute
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes




Sunday, 22 April 2018

Counting Sheep

Today is the second lot of inspiration over at All Dressed Up using Wendy's new images.

This image has been coloured with Copics, cut our with a Spellbinders die and has some embossing enamel sprinkle on.  It's been framed by some Kraft card cut with another Spellbinders die.

Papers used on this creation are from Maja Design and Kraft card - all have been distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.

I've cut two tiny banners out of off cut papers to match the theme colours using a Fantasy Die.  Cream silk ribbon from The Ribbon Girl with a hand tied bow, a heart wood chip embellishment from Scrapiniec, three white apple blossom flowers and some pink pearls were added to complete the card.

Hope you like my inspiration for today.  You can see more creations with new release images by the Dressy Girls on the challenge blog and in the Facebook Group

Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Paprcraft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 24
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - April
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 13
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Pink
CCC Digi Creations - Include an Animal
Unicorn Challenge - Use Some Ribbon
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Not Mushroom

This week we've got my favourite sketch at Outlawz Sketch Team :)
We're sponsored this time by DigiStamps4Joy.  

The image I'm using for my inspiration is called Toadstool Khaya.  I've cloured with with Copics and a white gel pen.

I've dooddled a bit of a border around the image before mounting into onto some burgundy card to frame it.

Here's my favourite sketch



My design papers are from Lemoncraft and First Edition.  the tiny banners are cut from left over strips of Santoro paper.
Two black gems are holding the banners in place.  I've added a new home sentiment from Lili of the Valley which has been coloured with Copics.

Hope you like my inspiration for this week and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Create and Makes - Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
PINspirational - Anything Goes



Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Mini Tree

This is the second week of our favourite sketches at Outlawz Sketch team.  This week we have Sandra's favourite.  We're sponsored this month by DigiStamps4Joy this month.

I'm using Cherry Bonsai for my inspiration which has been coloured with Copics.  I've cut the image out with a Spellbinders die.  It's been mounted onto black card cut with another Spellbinders die to frame it.


Here's Sandra's favourite sketch

I've used some burgundy card, design papers from First Edition and Maja Design.

To finish off the card a swirl in wood chip from Scrapiniec and a pink blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Hope you like my inspiration for today and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
DigiStamps4Joy - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Challenge 87
Simply Create Too - Use Dies Cuts
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes


Friday, 6 April 2018

Shabby Chic Tag

We've a new challenge for you over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays for the next two weeks we've love to see your creations with a sentiment added.

Here's a close up of mine, it's a wood chip sentiment from Scrapienic, I've used a few of their elements on this tag :)
The design papers are from Lemoncraft and have been distressed with a Tonic Solutions tool.  One of the layers has been curled back on itself before being glued into place.

Over the top of this is a lace corner at the bottom right.

The top left has some honeycomb Dusty Attic chip board which I've painted with white acrylic.

Running up the right hand side of the tag is a Scrapienic border and the butterfly is also from one of their sets.


Here a shot of the whole tag.  You can see at the bottom I've wrapped some lace around and topped it off with 1mm pearl trim.

The scattered cascade of white flowers are paper ones which I got from Hobbycraft.


From his final picture you can see the three dimension effect of all the tag elements.

The final part to tell you about if the vintage seam binding and lace which make up the threads to attach the tag to the present.

Hope you like my inspiration for today, thanks for taking the time to visit.
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this tag into the following challenges
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team - Challenge 24
The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes
Crafteezee - Flowers
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring Flowers
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Blue Bunny

For April at Outlawz Sketch we're sponsored by DigiStamps4Joy.  This was the image I picked for my inspiration for you for this week - it's called Bookshelf Bunny
I've decided to do some monochrome colouring for this one using shades of blue.  I did this using Copics.  The edges of the image were distressed before mounting onto some plain blue design paper cut with a Spellinders die.

Here's our sketch for this week


I've used come more blue paper for my background.  On top of this there's some distressed design paper from Studio Light


The embellishments on this are a wood chip sentiment from Scrapiniec, a border from MiszMasz and a tiny wooden heart I got on eBay.

Hope you like my inspiration for this week and we see you at the challenge
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Crafty Cardmakers - Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Challenge 13
CCC Digi Creations - Include an Animal
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Worldwide Open Design Team - Challenge 3
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Create & Makes - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Flower Pots

Spring is on it's way, I think?  some of the flower seem to be struggling to bloom with the recent cold weather here in Yorkshire.....


I've made this card with my mother in law in mind, she loves her flower pots :)

The image I'm using today for my inspiration is called Flower Pots - you can find it here in Wendy's Etsy shop

Putting into practice some of my recent lessons I've sketched in a simple background of a fence and a few clouds.  I've then coloured it using Copics.  The birds were added using a Copic liner pen. 

I've cut the image just short of the card so I could add it to make a single layer card.  Nice a light for postage :)

Don't forget we also have a blog challenge themed Anything Goes, but please remember you have to use an All Dressed Up image.

Have a great day!
Andrea x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Try It On Tuesday's - The Call of Spring
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring Flowers
Card Mania - Spring
Stamping Sensations - One for the Girls
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers - Spring or Easter
Create & Inspire - Anything Goes / All About Mums